Hydrogel wound dressing sheets are three-dimensional networks of cross-linked hydrophilic polymers that are insoluble in water and interact with aqueous solutions by swelling. They are highly conformable and permeable and can absorb varying amounts of drainage, depending on their composition. Non-adhesive against the wound for easy removal. Indicated for partial- and full-thickness wounds, wounds with necrosis, minor burns, and radiation tissue damage. Available in various sizes, with and without adhesive borders.
Hydrogel wound dressing sheets are three-dimensional networks of cross-linked hydrophilic polymers that are insoluble in water and interact with aqueous solutions by swelling. These dressings help maintain a moist wound healing environment, promote granulation and epithelialization, and facilitate autolytic debridement. Because of the high water content of hydrogels, they typically cannot absorb large amounts of exudate. Hydrogel dressings are also available in amorphous form and impregnated in gauzes or non-woven sponges.
Hydrogel sheet dressings feature the following general performance properties and attributes:
• Cooling action soothes and reduces pain
• Rehydrate the wound bed
• Fill in dead space
• Easy application and removal
• Can be used on infected wounds
• Facilitate autolytic debridement
• Atraumatic removal
• Can be used with topical medications
Hydrogel sheets are indicated for use as a primary dressing in the treatment of minimally draining partial- and full-thickness wounds such as stage II-IV pressure ulcers, deep wounds, minor burns, infected wounds, dermal ulcers, skin tears, donor sites, radiation dermatitis and wounds with necrosis or slough.
Hydrogel sheet dressings are contraindicated for use on wounds with heavy exudate.
The following general warnings apply to hydrogel sheet dressings. Always refer to manufacturer information for Warnings and Precautions for a specific product.
May dehydrate if left uncovered.
May cause maceration of periwound skin.
Not recommended for use on wounds with moderate to heavy exudate.
May require daily dressing changes.